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Meet the medical directors of Inova Neuroscience Institute

 Dr. James Ecklund

James Ecklund, MD
Bio | Video

Medical Director of Neurosciences, Inova Health System; Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Practice: Inova Medical Group — Neurosurgery
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Laith Altaweel, MD
Bio 

Medical Director, Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care Services, Inova Health System
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. Charls Azzam

Charles Azzam, MD 
Bio | Video

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital
Practice: Solo
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

 James Bicksel, MD

James Bicksel, MD
Bio

Medical Director, Inova Memory Program
Practice: Capital Neurology Services
Specialty: Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology
Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. Ron Childs

Ron Childs, MD
Bio | Video

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital
Practice: Commonwealth Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. John Cochran

John W. Cochran, MD
Bio

Medical Director of Cerebrovascular Services, Inova Health System
Practice: Inova Medical Group — Neurology
Specialty: Neurology, Stroke Neurologist
Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital

 

Ali G. Ganjei, MD
Bio | Video

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program; Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services, Inova Health System
Practice: Mount Vernon Rehabilitation Medical Associates
Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

 Dr. Ben L. Nguyen

Ben L. Nguyen, MD
Bio | Video

Co-Medical Director, Inova Neuro-oncology Program
Practice: Atlantic Brain & Spine, LLC
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. Richard S. Pergolizzi

Richard S. Pergolizzi, MD
Bio

Program Leader, Inova Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital
Practice: Fairfax Radiology Consultants
Specialty: Interventional Neuroradiology
Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. Christopher Silveri

Christopher Silveri, MD
Bio | Video

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Practice: Fair Oaks Orthopedics Associates, Inc.
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

 Dr. Vilesh Vyas

Nilesh Vyas, MD
Bio

Program Leader, Inova Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Program
Practice: Inova Medical Group — Neurosurgery
Specialty: Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital

 Dr. Corey J. Wallach

Corey J. Wallach, MD
Bio | Video

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program at Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Practice: Anderson Orthopedic Clinic
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital

 Dr. Ian Wattenmaker

Ian Wattenmaker, MD
Bio

Medical Director, Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Loudoun Hospital
Practice: Center for Spinal Surgery & Spinal Disorders
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Inova Loudoun Hospital

 Dr. Allen Waziri

Allen Waziri, MD
Bio

Co-Medical Director, Inova Neuro-Oncology Program
Practice: Inova Medical Group — Neurosurgery
Specialty: Neurosurgery
Inova Fairfax Hospital